Tulane’s green building efforts began with the construction of the Israel Environmental Sciences Building and the accompanying renovation of Alcee Fortier Hall in 1999. The renovation of Dinwiddie Hall is the first campus green building project guided by the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (“LEED”) standard. The building was certified LEED Gold in March 2011. Later that year, the University adopted Green Building Design and Construction Standards and Guidelines, targeting LEED silver certification for all significant university construction and renovation projects. Since that time, Tulane has achieved LEED certification for new residence halls, laboratory facilities, athletic venues, and office and classroom spaces.
Tours of the LEED buildings’ green features can be arranged for classes, student organizations, and outside groups by contacting the Office of Sustainability at firstname.lastname@example.org.